We specialize in treating people injured in car accidents. We will help you return to complete health, and can introduce you to a trusted attorney who can help you recover from the financial loss that a car accident can cause. Proudly treating patients in the Lawrenceville, Duluth and Gwinnett County area. Whiplash injuries, herniated discs,sciatica and other painful injuries of the neck/back/spine are some our areas of expertise. We provide non-surgical/less invasive effective treatments. Voted Best of Gwinnett! At your first visit to North Atlanta Chiropractic Center, Dr. Angela Amaral will explain how chiropractic care works and give you a full evaluation to see if our chiropractic solutions are a good fit to address your needs. If there is a good fit, we will customize a plan of chiropractic care for your condition and health goals. Question: What is Spinal Decompression Therapy? Spinal Decompression Therapy is a non-surgical therapy to relieve back pain and other problems associated with spinal disc injuries. Bulging discs, herniated discs, degenerative disc disease, pinched nerves, sciatica, and arm pain or leg pain can often be attributed to your spine asserting pressure on your discs. Poor posture, bad body mechanics, repetitive stress and acute injury can cause your vertebrae to compress your discs or to slip out of alignment which then applies pressure to your discs. Compressed discs lead to two major problems: a bulge or herniation pressing on a nerve; and brittleness of the disc. The problem is often perpetuated because the compressed disc restricts the flow of nutrients to itself which is needed to heal. Traditional corrective treatments include surgery or chiropractic adjustment. Spinal Decompression Therapy is an alternative F D A approved treatment option that has shown very good results. We have found it to be a great addition to regular Chiropractic adjustments to help those with the disc issues that needed more help than regular adjustments provide. Spinal Decompression Treatment is non-invasive and provides gentle decompression of the disc through the use of a decompression table. You are comfortably placed on the table so that as it moves it applies a distraction force to the targeted area of the spine (the compressed disc). A computer controls the distraction force which is applied in between periods of relaxation. This F D A approved therapy gently pulls the spine, elongating it and creating a small vacuum between the vertebrae which pulls the disc back into shape.